Most of my life I have not been a people person. I am a people person maybe 1% of the time. The other 99% I am just skating on the edge of offending folks. I have used all sorts of books, mental health professionals and bent the ears of the few people that are willing to put up with me. And I still wind up stepping in the middle of the only cow pie in a two square mile area.
No matter how hard I try to avoid offending folks, I seem to accomplished it without even realizing I am heading to that abyss again. I did notice the problem almost immediately on one occasion. The second offense was slow in coming. I am way to opinionated. Self-centered in how I view circumstances, just from my point of view.
One would think a smart person could learn a lesson. So I am either not smart or so stubborn and hard headed I just will not learn. People tell me I am smart and stubborn. Guess it is time to get over myself and follow the leader, quietly, watching for cow pies.